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AAPEX Show 2021
July 15, 2021

Hello Media:

AAPEX 2021 is thrilled to announce a new Keynote Buyer Panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with top executives from four leading aftermarket retailers and two warehouse distributors. Panelists include:

  • Tom Greco, president and CEO of Advance Auto Parts,
  • Kevin Herron, president and COO, Genuine Parts Co., U.S. Automotive Parts Group,
  • Gregory D. Johnson, CEO, co-president, O’Reilly Auto Parts,
  • Bill Rhodes, president and CEO of AutoZone,
  • Corey Bartlett, president and CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters,
  • Sue Godschalk, president, Federated Auto Parts.

Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group, will moderate the discussion. The annual State of the Industry presentation, led by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will precede the buyer panel discussion. The Keynote Session runs from 6:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. (PDT) and is a ticketed event. To accommodate as many media as possible, attendance is limited to one ticket per media outlet. To request a ticket, email AAPEX Media.

Here’s more AAPEX 2021 news to keep you ahead of the curve:

Celebrate with AAPEX Media
After going virtual for AAPEX 2020, it’s finally time to reunite in-person with your media friends and celebrate the return of our event in Las Vegas! Please join us for complimentary refreshments and networking at this year’s Media Reception, Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., (PDT), in the AAPEX Media Center, Casanova Room 601 at The Venetian. To RSVP, email AAPEX Media. You must be registered media to attend.

Resiliency in the Aftermarket
To learn about shifts and trends in the automotive aftermarket and how the industry is driving ahead, watch the new AAPEX TV 360 video with insights from Philip Atkins, director of Strategic Research & Planning, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Mike Chung, director of Market Intelligence, Auto Care Association.

Second Annual Service and Repair Awards
AAPEX is now accepting nominations for the second annual Shop Owner of the Year, Service Advisor of the Year and Technician of the Year awards. Nominations are due Wednesday, Sept. 1, and should be submitted online at: Award recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, Nov. 2, during the opening Keynote Session.

Industry Leaders Share Insights on Access to
Data and Expertise of Young Professionals

In the recent AAPEX Blog, industry leaders share their perspectives on strengthening our collective success, the battle for access to vehicle data, utilizing the expertise of young leaders and the essential role of warehouse distributors in the supply chain. To read the blogs, visit:

Media Registration and Hotel Accommodations
If you still need to register, visit Media Registration and remember, your credentials will give you access to AAPEX, as well as the SEMA Show taking place the same week in Las Vegas. For housing, make sure to use onPeak, the AAPEX official housing partner, for the lowest rates at conveniently located hotels in Las Vegas.

Influencer Program and Media Partnerships
AAPEX is now offering trade opportunities and an increased visibility to social media influencers as part of our influencer program. To learn more, email In addition, media partnerships also are available for this year’s event. For information, email

To stay up-to-date with news and engage with the AAPEX community, make sure to follow #AAPEX21 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We look forward to welcoming you to AAPEX in November!

Best regards,

Monica Buchholz
(978) 470-8887